A dentary bone that is the only bone in one of the lateral halves of the lower jaw skeleton. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandible http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_mandible ]

Synonyms: mandibulla mammaliam mandible inferior maxillary bone

This is just here as a test because I lose it

Term information

Subsets

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim

depicted by

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/64/Gray176.png

editor note

consider merging with dentary - for now we make it a mammal-specific subclass.

external ontology notes

Note in ZFA 'mandible' is a syn for the ventral mandibular arch, which is a portion of the 1st pharyngeal arch; however the term 'mandibular symphysis' refers to the dentary

has broad synonym

lower jaw
lower jaw bone

has narrow synonym

lower mandibula

has related synonym

mandibula
mandibular series

id

UBERON:0001684

terminology notes

'mandible' also refers to either the upper OR lower part of the beak in birds